MATCH CENTRE

WED 03 MAY 2017, 19:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

0
VS
0

SuperSport held 0-0 by Celtic

by Graeme Jackson

Wed May 03, 21:22

SuperSport United were held to a goalless draw by Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday.

The draw is a valuable one for Phunya Sele Sele, who remain in 12th place but now have a three-point buffer to the relegation zone, while Matsatsantsa stay in fifth, a full nine points off the pace of leaders Bidvest Wits.

The first chance of the match went the way of the visitors, with Celtic defender Alfred Ndengane heading wide at the far post following a set-piece in the sixth minute.

Just over 20 minutes later SuperSport showed their pace on the counter attack when they sprinted forward from a Celtic corner kick and Thabo Mnyamane forced a fine save out of Patrick Tignyemb with a powerful left-footed drive.

Celtic had the last clear chance of the first half in the 34th minute, with Lyle Lakay showing good skill to pick out Ayanda Dlamini with a cross from the right flank, but the striker was unable to turn the ball on target.

Dlamini almost had another great chance 10 minutes into the second half when Ronwen Williams fumbled a low shot from Lakay, but the goalkeeper recovered quickly to ensure the former AmaZulu striker didn’t have a tap-in.

SuperSport should have broken the deadlock in the 82nd minute: first they had the ball cleared off the line from a goal-mouth scramble at a corner kick, followed seconds later by a volley from Thabo Mnyamane which brought out an acrobatic save from Tignyemb.

Those were the final clear chances, with the match ending 0-0. United will be in league action again this weekend when they face Polokwane City away on Saturday, while Celtic will have to wait until next Wednesday for their home game against Orlando Pirates.

SuperSport United 0
Bloemfontein Celtic 0

SuperSport: Williams, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Ritchie (Brockie 59’), Masango, Mokoena, Letsholonyane, Mnyamane, Phala, Modiba

Celtic: Tignyemb, Dube, Ndengane, Rikhotso, Hotto, Lakay, Phalane, Maruping, Abdul-Razak, Nyatama, Dlamini (Wana 82’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
73'
82'
43
Defender
16
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
20
Defender
59'
13
Midfielder
27
Defender
5
Midfielder
11
Defender
29
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
7
6
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
21
SUBSTITUTIONS
Jeremy Brockie
Forward/Striker
59'
11
Vuyisile Wana
Forward/Striker
82'
20
CARDS
Ayanda Dlamini
Goalkeeper
73'
43
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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